At over 1.7 million acres, Grand StaircaseÃ¢â¬âEscalante National Monument encompasses the largest land area of all national monuments in the United States. National GeographicÃ¢â¬â¢s Trails Illustrated map of Canyons of the Escalante delivers unmatched detail and valuable information to assist you in your exploration of this remote and colorful wilderness. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this map features key points of interest including Fiftymile Bench, Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, Anasazi State Park Museum, and Horse Canyon.
Hiking route summaries will guide you off the beaten path and back again and high clearance and four-wheel-drive roads are clearly marked to keep you out of trouble. River mileage on the Escalante River is noted as well, for those exploring the canyons by boat. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits. Recreation features include campgrounds, trailheads, picnic areas, points of interest, fishing access, and boat launches.
Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.
Other features found on this map include: Box-Death Hollow Wilderness, Capitol Reef National Park, Circle Cliffs, Dixie National Forest, Escalante River, Fiftymile Mountain, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, San Juan River, Smoky Mountain, Straight Cliffs.
When American poet Vachel Lindsay wrote Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight in 1914, he probably didn't guess at how his poem would withstand the tests of time, remaining an important part of American culture and literature for more than 100 years.
At the time, the First World War had broken out, and Lindsay was shocked at the brutality and terror created by a conflict of a magnitude that was never seen before up to that day. His poem depicts Abraham Lincoln as a figure of times gone by walking through the streets of his nation and the world, witnessing how, despite all his efforts, "kings must murder still" and people continue to be oppressed.
During those days, Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight was received with approval by many of the great literary masters and thinkers of the time. It was included in Modern American Poetry - Louis Untermeyer's anthology written in 1919, and it also became an important inspirational tool used in many schools throughout the US.
The poem has also been an inspiration to an important American sculptor known as Martin Torrey. His 1933 bronze statue based on the poem's depiction of Abraham Lincoln, named "Lincoln Walks at Midnight" was displayed at the 1939 World Fair, and also became an inspiration for the 1974 casting of the statue into a 9-foot tall replica which stands near the West Virginia State Capitol to this day.
While short, this poem depicts the essence of Abraham Lincoln's demeanor and comes as close as one can get to showing the great political figure's possible thoughts and feelings on the state of the world at the beginning of the 20th century.
Vachel Lindsay may be considered the father of modern singing poetry; this is probably one of the most solemn and deeply symbolic poems he had ever wrote, and is, perhaps, just as meaningful today as it was a century ago.
Frank R. Stockton was a well-known writer of children's novels in the early 1900s, some of his more significant and popular novels including amusing novels such as Rudder Grange, Adventures of Captain Horne or The Lady and the Tiger. Pomona's Travels is closely linked to his most prolific novel, Rudder Grange, with the main heroine, a young girl by the name of Pomona, along with Jonas - who was not much older than her - travel together to England and Scotland, and recount their adventures to Pomona's former mistress through a series of letters. With his usual approach of writing stories that are full of life and highly engaging, Stockton manages to captivate his young audience by presenting Pomona as the same young and adventuresome girl she appeared to be in Rudder Grange, although now she is somewhat more mature and well-rounded. Her and Jonas' travels will take the reader through a fantastic new world where Pomona manages to visit a host of hotels - both large and small - tangle with wild pigs, attending a stag hunt, and even being witness to an actual knighting. Pomona's unorthodox adventures are as thrilling as they are amusing, and most children will be more than happy to go through them, exploring the wonders that Stockton's version of the rediscovered British Isles have to offer, with England and Scotland being repainted as exciting places that never cease to amaze their visitors through new and interesting events that are sure to keep the young girl's former mistress fascinated, as she reads through Pomona's letters. You will find the book to be a balanced mix of engaging storytelling and fascinating encounters that challenge children's young minds and make them think harder, while keeping the storyline simple and current, even 100 years after its inception - all while showing off Pomona's colorful and hilarious personality that will likely keep your kids grinning throughout the read.